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A173909 Numbers n such that prime(n) can be expressed as x+y in at least one way such that x^y + y^x is prime and 1 < x <= y. 0
3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 20, 24, 29, 32, 39, 42, 47, 55, 57, 62 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

From Jon E. Schoenfield, Apr 12 2014: (Start)

All terms through 62 (as well as the term 83, which is in the sequence, but might not be next) were confirmed as having a corresponding prime expression of the form x^y + y^x using the online Magma Calculator. The next terms after 62 are probably 80, 83, 84, 87, 94, 129, 135, 136, 140, 142, 146, 149, 152, 158, 175, 185, 194, 199, 205, 206, 207, 221, 222, 227; these are the only values of n in 62 < n <= 236 for which at least one pair (x,y) yields a value of x^y + y^x that is a probable prime. Of these (at least probable) terms, 83 is definitely in the sequence (as 9^422 + 422^9 is definitely prime, and 9+422=431=prime(83)); for the rest, the probably-prime x^y + y^x with the smallest x (there may be more than one) is as follows:

prime(80)  =  409:   91^318  +  318^91;

prime(84)  =  433:  111^322  +  322^111;

prime(87)  =  449:  214^235  +  235^214;

prime(94)  =  491:   20^471  +  471^20;

prime(129) =  727:   91^636  +  636^91;

prime(135) =  761:   98^663  +  663^98;

prime(136) =  769:  364^405  +  405^364;

prime(140) =  809:  365^444  +  444^365;

prime(142) =  821:   87^734  +  734^87;

prime(146) =  839:  329^510  +  510^329;

prime(149) =  859:  423^436  +  436^423;

prime(152) =  881:  291^590  +  590^291;

prime(158) =  929:  441^488  +  488^441;

prime(175) = 1039:  325^714  +  714^325;

prime(185) = 1103:  513^590  +  590^513;

prime(194) = 1181:  278^903  +  903^278;

prime(199) = 1217:   61^1156 + 1156^61;

prime(205) = 1259:  101^1158 + 1158^101;

prime(206) = 1277:  394^883  +  883^394;

prime(207) = 1279:  376^903  +  903^376;

prime(221) = 1381:  634^747  +  747^634;

prime(222) = 1399:  384^1015 + 1015^384;

prime(227) = 1433:  397^1036 + 1036^397. (End)

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..18.

EXAMPLE

3 is in the sequence because 2^3 + 3^2 is prime and 2+3 = 5 = 3rd prime;

5 is in the sequence because 2^9 + 9^2 is prime and 2+9 = 11 = 5th prime;

7 is in the sequence because 2^15 + 15^2 is prime and 2+15 = 17 = 7th prime;

9 is in the sequence because 2^21 + 21^2 is prime and 2+21 = 23 = 9th prime;

10 is in the sequence because 5^24 + 24^5 is prime and 5+24 = 29 = 10th prime.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A061119, A094133, A162488, A162490.

Sequence in context: A187413 A091177 A066929 * A165249 A098160 A103701

Adjacent sequences:  A173906 A173907 A173908 * A173910 A173911 A173912

KEYWORD

nonn,more

AUTHOR

Juri-Stepan Gerasimov, Mar 02 2010

EXTENSIONS

Constraint "0<x<=y" in definition changed to "1<x<=y" (and related edits made) by Jon E. Schoenfield (after comments from R. J. Mathar regarding missing terms and from Wolfdieter Lang noting that the existing definition would make this sequence identical to A000027), Apr 12 2014

STATUS

approved

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